The 20 Item Checklist of Necessities for your RV
The following what you’ll need before your first big adventure.
- Water Pressure Regulator
- In-line Water Filter
- Fresh Water Hose
- Water Hose Elbow
- Holding Tank Treatment
- Sewer Hose
- Power Adapter
- Fuse Kit
- Coaxial Cable
- Tire Chocks
- Leveling Blocks
- Jack Pads
- Tool Box
- Trash Bin
- RV Toilet Paper
- Outdoor Table
- Camp Chairs
- Fire Pit
Wish I would have had this in the beginning!
When buying toilet paper for an RV it is important to purchase 100% biodegradable RV/Marine grade tissue.
The paper needs to dissolve and quickly.
The plumbing as a whole in an RV needs protection from high water pressure.
Water is the lifeblood of all humanity.
This two-pack as pictured above will last all year under normal use.
- Bad Taste
- Heavy Metals
- Hydrogen Sulfide
When storing my fresh water hose I leave the water filter and water pressure regulator attached.
Most connections for water on an RV are made of PVC or plastic.
Multi-Length Premium Sewer Hose that comes in a Kit.
The 50 AMP Electric Power Adapter with the Power Grip
Holding tank deodorizers are indeed necessary.
It is also the easiest thing you will ever do. Just drop the pre-packaged portion in the toilet to break down solids, toilet paper and deodorize.
There is also an element in the mixture that helps clean the holding tank and sensors. For our “earth friendly” friends there is also an organic variety as well.
Having a good coax cable contributes to saving yourself some trouble down the road.
Wheel chocks go in front and back of the tire to keep it from moving when parked.
Jack pads are essential in supporting your RV and keeping the rig stable.
Some of the tools most useful for the full-time RV life are:
a small assortment of Phillips and standard head screwdrivers
needle nose and Channel-lock pliers
wire cutters or snips
battery powered drill, charger and drill bits
voltage meter and a 12 volt DC test light
swiss army knife or multitool
ball bungee cords
Hoses come in two categories, those that taste like plastic and those that don’t.
The fresh water hose is essential for your fresh drinking water.
Look for the variety that is made for pure drinking water to fill your fresh water tanks.
Some other characteristics could be:
made specifically for drinking water
Lead BPA free
Thicker than standard hoses
5/8″ or 1/2″ specific width, know what you require
lengths of 25ft, 50ft, 100ft, we use 50ft
check the quality reviews for durability
We all have to sit every once in a while.
Can you imagine this set-up in the great outdoors?
Velcro tape or strips is a lifesaver on the list of essentials.
I personally have four.
Dirty clothes hamper